Rare glimpses of beauty exist at all corners of the world. One need only be willing to search for them.
Earlier today, UK based Animatsu Entertainment announced that they acquired the global rights to the In This Corner of the World (To All The Corners Of The World, Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) anime film. As of press time, no details regarding release details have been announced.
In This Corner of the World is based on Fumiyo Kono’s manga of the same name. Sunao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon, Mai Mai Miracle) directed the film and penned the scripts at MAPPA. Masao Maruyama and Taro Maki were attached to the project as producers.
The feature raised 36,224,000 yen ($347,755.96 USD) during a crowdfunding campaign, which was hosted on crowdfunding platform Makuake. 3,374 backers contributed to the project, with the average donation being 10,736 yen ($103.07).
In This Corner of the World was shown at this year’s Annecy Film Festival. The feature was presented as part of the the “In Progress” collection on June 16. The finished work will open in Japanese theaters in October.
Fumiyo Kono’s To All The Corners Of The World is a successor to her previous work, Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms. It’s a family drama, set in Hiroshima’s military city of Kure during World War II. The series revolves around Suzu, who moves to Kure after marrying her new husband. It is here, where the encounters a life of uncertainty in her new life, with a strange city, a new family to care for, and a new world to come to terms with. Yet, through her pluck and determination, Suzu finds a way to persevere.